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Engine makers on track with recovery plan for A320 engines, Airbus says

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(Reuters) - Engine makers and CFM are on track with a recovery plan after delays left having to park dozens of without engines, an at the European planemaker said on Thursday.

"We have agreed on a plan with both of them to catch up with production, both are now hitting the targets and are on track, which is good news," Klaus Roewe, of the jet family programme, told reporters in as inaugurated a new assembly line for the best-selling single-aisle plane.

The delays in getting engines from unit and CFM International, co-owned by and General Electric, have left lagging behind the pace it needs to reach its full-year delivery goal.

With jets left parked at its production sites while they wait for engines, Roewe said Airbus would have reduced production had it known the extent of the problems.

"Did we intend to build so many airframes to park them? For sure not," Roewe said. "If we had known the size of the technical and industrial problems we might have slowed down production."

He said Airbus would not be parking by the end of the year, but would still be in arrears in terms of deliveries.

(Reporting by Victoria Bryan; Editing by Mark Potter)

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 14:38 IST